Yesterday I walked around Moscow. An old woman stood on the sidewalk. She looked at the world through a large magnifying glass. I passed nearby. The old woman looked at me through the magnifying glass. Her wrinkles seemed huge through the glass.
The old woman said, “Sonny, buy the magnifying glass!”
“It seems I don’t need.”
“You don’t need, but I do need. Eating is more important for me now than seeing the world.”
“How much is it?”
“It’s 100 rubles.”
I gave 100 rubles and took the magnifying glass.
The old woman said, “Sonny, what good warm hands you have! You seem to be an athlete and a millionaire!”
“Unfortunately I am not. If I would be…”
“God bless you! I wish you become!”
I have come home. I am sitting and looking at the world through the large magnifying glass. I am reflecting on human life and fate.
Text by Igor Shiryaev.tweet
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The Internet mass media Different View. 03.11.2014